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Local cops collect toys & clothes today


The West Sacramento Police Department will be holding a toy and clothing drive today (Thursday, Dec. 12), in front of the West Sacramento Walmart from 10:30 am to 4:00 pm. The donated presents will be delivered to children in the community who would otherwise go without gifts this year.

The store is located at 755 Riverpoint court, West Sacramento.

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City honors long-term employees, retirees


The City of West Sacramento recently held its annual Service Awards Ceremony in the Galleria at the Civic Center.  Members of the City Council presented Service Awards to long-employed employees and those retiring.

There were 17 employees honored with 5 years of service, 18 employees honored with 10 years of service and nine employees honored with 15 years of service.

Those honored with 20 years of service were Loren Alander and Rebecca Ramirez.  Honored with 25 years of service were Cameron Beebe, Lisa Cox, Daniel DeMars, Kryss Rankin, and Ed Redmon.  Joseph Vela was honored with 40 years of service to the citizens of West Sacramento.

Those employees honored for their retirement were Margery Cordova, Daniel Drummond, Eric Edgar, Timothy Eisenbeisz, Kevin Kinsella, Evelyn Ledesma, Sue McCune, Alfred Terrell, and Mark Tingley.

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Learn about ‘Obamacare’ on Wednesday


Learn about “Covered California” (California’s health care exchange related to the Affordable Care Act, or “Obamacare”).

Visit “Enrollment Day” from 5-7 p.m. on Wed., Dec. 11, at the West Sacramento City Hall galleria, 1110 West Capitol Avenue. Experts and vendors will be on hand.

The event is sponsored by West Sacramento city council member Mark Johannessen and Assemblyman Roger Dickinson.

You may also find information at, or call 1-800-300-1506 weekdays 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. or Saturdays 8-6.


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County contracts with private company to promote better broadband connectivity


Yolo County has hired Magellan Advisors to analyze the local broadband internet infrastructure and “assess future needs and identify strategies to meet those needs,” the company reports.

The study is being commissioned by Yolo County’s Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo) in conjunction with the cities of West Sacramento, Davis, Winters and Woodland.

The resulting plan will “provide Yolo County with a roadmap to strengthen broadband inits community through evaluation of wise public investments in infrastructure, broadband-oriented public policy, strategic public-private partnerships, and collaboration with stakeholders, community anchor institutions and service providers,” said a statement from Magellan Advisors.

  UPDATE, DEC 9, 2013: Documents from the County of Yolo show that Magellan Advisors was selected from among eight responses to the county’s call for proposals.

  The contract is valued at $46,200, and Magellan is tasked with promoting broadband to the community, strategizing to improve broadband services, and other tasks.

Magellan will be working with representatives from the county and its cities, including Diane Richards of the City of West Sacramento.

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